There's some updates about my ongoing charity challenge HERE. Go have a look, I am not doing that bad...
After the premature stop of my last challenge in Costa Rica due to Javier's marriage (congratulations!!), I have set up a new challenge that is planned to last from now to June 2015.
All the info is HERE.
Just like for the previous challenge, I am planning to donate 30% of my net profit at the end of the challenge in June 2015.
Will keep you posted about this in this section so stay tuned and thanks for the support.
New milestones have been achieved in my WHEELS & ARMS challenge!!
How many hands? How many tournaments? How much money? o_0
Find out HERE.
March round up coming next week... or so...
As I have already sort of pointed out in previous posts in the main blog and on Facebook during the month, February has been a tough grind live and online for me. I have experienced a lot of 'almost good' situations adding up numerous small losing sessions that ended up building a relatively negative month on a bankroll point of view. Nothing too bad actually as I am right where I wanted to be when I scheduled this challenge but you know how card players are: 'it could be better' and so on... :)
It has not been different for my Wheels & Arms bankroll challenge. The colour of the month is 'red' and the trend is 'down'.
After the big hit in the Storm 2€ Rebuy, I kept playing a lot of SNGs starting to take shots at 5€ games. I played roughly 30% of my SNGs at 5€, the rest at 3€. After 10 days I had lost so many crucial hands, I got back to my notes and hand histories to pick information about my coinflips. By February 13th, I had identified 61 crucial coinflips I had played in SNGs and MTTs. I won 12. That's less than 20%. What kind of coin is this? :p
It made me think again of how swingy those Hyper SNGs and MTTs are. Additionally to my exceptional coinflip record, I was losing a ridiculous amout of AJ-vs.-A6-ish hands. Somehow there was often a 6 on the borad or a runner runner draw that came in. Add finally the fact that I have been playing significantly more MTTs than before, which adds some variance again, a little bit of steaming and you get an intense swing program over a couple of hundred tourneys.
I think I started to get a little bit frustrated with the Hyper format after 300+ tournaments and I started to play my D-game in some spots... so I decided I would play some cash games for an unknown period to switch away from the SNGs and I continued to play a lot of MTTs. I actually played a little less than 20000 hands this last month picking up zoom games again and plo cash games at 5, 10 and 20€ tables.
Things did not go significantly better though. I think it affected me emotionally that the first half of February went so off plans – especially after the big jump of my roll in late January. These last days, I have been in a more positive state of mind. I have been losing the biggest pots of the cahallenge so far in cash games (2 pots of +/- 40€ in plo20 games) but it did not affect me too much as I am more happy to play again since a few days and try to give more attention again to my decision making than to 'how could he call with a 4' :) Some .FR calls nevertheless still send some shivers down my spine... I have read somewhere this would be good for me in the long run. We will see :D
I picked up Hyper SNGs again and, for now, I am planning to go on like this month alternating Hyper SNGs and cash games in order not to get fed up with any of both formats too quickly again.
I will keep playing MTTs throughout March – as many as I can. My R.O.I. is around 15% after 132 games, so I don't really see a reason to slow down. I have reached a few final tables in February again and I won two small MTTs (one with 40-50 runners and one with 215 runners). I will also try to focus more on satellites to access higher buy-ins with smaller fields from time to time to try to induce a new big bankroll jump in March besides the sensible grinding.
WHEELS & ARMS CHALLENGE in figures after two months:
Please visit the WHEELS & ARMS Facebook page for updates about the project and view pictures of the shooting of their new promo video at ESKALAR Climbing Center in San Jose.
Thanks for your attention.
Duration / Period: year 2014
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